health

Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Fixation: Comparison of Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus

May 23, 2015

Retrograde intramedullary nailing for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure reserved for severe cases of deformity. The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of this technique in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 61 patients with and 56 without DM underwent retrograde intramedullary nailing and had a minimum follow-up period of 12 months

Read the full article →

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Improves Early Postoperative Results: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes After Endoscopic Versus Open Plantar…

May 22, 2015

Plantar fasciotomy is offered to patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. Few studies have characterized the functional outcomes over time for the endoscopic approach compared with the open approach. We hypothesized that patients undergoing endoscopic surgery will have better postoperative functional outcomes early in the postoperative period but equivalent long-term outcomes compared with patients undergoing open surgery

Read the full article →

Destructive pseudo-neuroarthropathy associated with calcium pyrophosphate deposition

May 19, 2015

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition (CPPD) disease is a metabolic disorder characterized by soft tissue calcific deposits formed primarily in articular cartilage.

Read the full article →

A new triplanar paradigm for bunion management

May 19, 2015

The most common paradigm in bunion surgery relies on one or more metatarsal osteotomies to correct the 1-2 intermetatarsal angle and soft tissue balancing to align the first metatarsophalangeal joint, sesamoid apparatus and hallux. Additionally, the most common approach to assessing and defining the anatomy in a bunion, and subsequently choosing the corrective procedure or procedures for bunion correction, utilizes commonly accepted measurements, such as the IMA, the hallux abductus angle and the tibial sesamoid position.

Read the full article →

Management and prevention of acute and chronic lateral ankle instability in athletic patient populations

May 12, 2015

Acute and chronic lateral ankle instability are common in high-demand patient populations. If not managed appropriately, patients may experience recurrent instability, chronic pain, osteochondral lesions of the talus, premature osteoarthritis and other significant long-term disability.

Read the full article →

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can slow or reverse nerve damage from diabetes

May 12, 2015

Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy.

Read the full article →

What CMS envisions for physician quality reporting programs

May 12, 2015

Data-driven and value-based decision making is here to stay, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been one of the drivers of this change in healthcare. The new CMS Physician Quality Reporting Programs Strategic Vision will help them to evolve, making better use of data collected and adding value for their stakeholders.

Read the full article →

4 ways to handle cyber conflict and negative reviews

May 12, 2015

Anonymous, electronic remarks can be hurtful to your pride and medical practice. Here are four ways to handle potentially detrimental online reviews.

Read the full article →

Assessment of Foot Self-Care in Patients With Diabetes: Retrospective Assessment (2008-2014)

May 11, 2015

Introduction . The purpose of this article is to assess the current status of the relationship between foot self-care and self-examination and the development of complications of diabetes mellitus. Methodology

Read the full article →

Comparison of Hallux Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Fixation Techniques: A Retrospective Multicenter Study

May 7, 2015

Few studies have investigated the complications that occur after hallux interphalangeal joint arthrodesis. The present study evaluated complications in 152 patients aged 18 to 80 years from 2005 to 2012 from 4 different academic institutions after hallux interphalangeal joint arthrodesis

Read the full article →